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Reader Response: Pat Mora and James Welch Reader Response: Keith Gilyard and Mourning Dove Inquiry: Rudolfo Anaya and James Baldwin Inquiry: Tomás Rivera and Esmeralda Santiago Cultural Studies: Ishmael Reed and Graciela Limón Cultural Studies: N. Scott Momaday and Russell Leong Critical Pedagogy: Octavia E. Butler and Ruthanne Lum McCunn Critical Pedagogy: Abiodun Oyewole and Lawson Fusao Inada
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Session 2 Reader Response: Keith Gilyard and Mourning Dove - Resources

Reader-Response Theory
Teaching Strategies
Authors and Literary Works
Additional Resources


REFLECTION - Interactive Forum

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Beach, Richard. A Teacher's Introduction to Reader-Response Theories. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 1993.
This book provides useful explanations of reader-response theories and strategies.

Pace, Barbara G. "Resistance and Response: Deconstructing Community Standards in a Literature Class." Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 46:5 (February 2003): 408-412.
This article describes the reflections of students who practice reader response.

Probst, Robert E. "Reader-Response Theory and the English Curriculum." English Journal(March 1994): 37-44.
This article describes ways to integrate reader-response strategies into a language arts curriculum.

Rosenblatt, Louise, Literature as Exploration (3rd ed). New York: Noble & Noble, 1968.
This book offers useful strategies and reflections on the benefits of reader response.

Rosenblatt, Louise, The Reader, the Text, the Poem: The Transactional Theory of Literary Work. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1978.
This book provides a theoretical backdrop to reader-response methodology.

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